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Manage Gateway Registration

The gateway provides the connection between your local environment and the System Center Advisor web service. During the installation of the gateway software, one of the key steps is to register the gateway with the Advisor web service. If, for any reason (such as Internet connectivity issues), the gateway cannot be registered during installation, you must manually register the gateway. The same is true when you uninstall. If possible, the gateway is unregistered automatically when you uninstall it. If it cannot be automatically unregistered, you must manually unregister it. Use the following procedures to manage your gateway registration.

Register a gateway manually from the Configuration wizard

Use the following steps to manually register your gateway.

To register a gateway by using the Configuration wizard

  1. Start the System Center Advisor Configuration wizard. Click Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft System Center Advisor -> Advisor Configuration Wizard.

  2. Click Next on the Welcome page of the configuration wizard.

  3. On the Gateway Settings page:

    • To register your gateway, browse to the location where you downloaded the security certificate. Select the security certificate (RegistrationCert.pfx), and then click OK.

      TipTip
      Use this step if you canceled the Configuration wizard before the gateway was registered or if the registration failed.

    • To re-register your gateway, select the option to register the gateway again. Browse to the location where you downloaded the security certificate. Select the security certificate (RegistrationCert.pfx), and then click OK.

    If your gateway is registered, skip this step.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Review the configuration settings, and then click Apply.

  6. The configuration status is updated as the settings are applied. When the status shows complete, you can close the configuration tool.

    Notice that there is an option right above the Close button to check with Microsoft Update for any updates to the on-premise software. If you leave this option selected, Microsoft Update opens after you click Close.

Register a gateway manually from the command line

Use the following steps to manually register your gateway.

To register a gateway

  1. On the computer where the gateway is installed, open a PowerShell command line window.

  2. Run the following to add the Advisor snap-in, if you have not previously done so:

    Add-pssnapin microsoftAdvisorSnapin
    
  3. Run the following cmdlet to register the gateway:

    Register-SCAdvisorGateway –CertificatePath <path>
    

    where <path> is the location where you download the Advisor certificate.

Unregister a gateway

Use the following steps to unregister your gateway.

To unregister a gateway

  1. On the computer where the gateway is installed, open a PowerShell command line window.

  2. Run the following to add the Advisor snap-in, if you have not previously done so:

    Add-pssnapin microsoftAdvisorSnapin
    
    
  3. Run the following command to unregister the gateway:

    Unregister-SCAdvisorGateway
    

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